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britain, read the declaration of independence. they say why they did it. i had no reason to doubt thomas jefferson. well, the south carolinians of 1860, um, did the same thing. and if you go through it, it's kind of boring, but, you know, it says that south carolina's now resumed her separate and equal place among the nations. and then they start talking about the fugitive slave law. they say, you know, we signed this compact, the constitution, and the constitution -- and this is very embarrassing -- but in the fourth article of the constitution it says no person held to service or labor in one state under the laws thereof escaping into another shall in consequence of any law be discharged from such service which is a way of saying if slaves run away, you have to give them back. that's in the constitution. so that was a bargain that the southern states had made at the constitutional convention which, obviously, they took very seriously. now, the fact that i'm arguing about what they did doesn't mean i agree with them, i want to make that very clear. but it seems like no one is really spe
news" gets answers. >>> the royal repeat. in britain, they're celebratatg the second royal wedding of the year. this time, will and kate try not to steal the spotlight. but remember all those hats? they're back. >>> and check out this big thank you. an amazing moment off the coast. how a humpback whale, whose life was saved by a group of researchers, repaid the favor. >>> good evening. i'm dan harris. david muir is on assignment tonight in africa. we'll go to him in just a moment. but we want to start in washington, where tonight, we're seeing something highly unusual. hope. there was a real change of tone today in the debt debate. now, we should say, the hope now, we should say, the hope we're seeing tonight is still very tentative and very fragile. but with the clock ticking down, and there it is, three days left. some of the major players in this game are starting to sound like they might finally be getting down to business to break the impasse. abc's senior political correspondent, jon karl, has been on this story every step of the way. and he leads us off, once again, tonight.
, another royal wedding day in britain. but for will and kate, this time the pressure was off. cc1:cc1: cc1:cc1: cc: >>> it is a pivotal weekend in the appeals trial of amanda knox, convicted in an italian cc court of killing her roommate.1: dna is at the center of this case, and court-appointed forensics experts say the evidence used against knox and her boyfriend was badly flawed and possibly contaminated by investigators. nbc's keith miller has our report tonight from perugia. >> reporter: knox appeared buoyant as she entered court today. her mother edda was there to offer support in the final stages of the appeal. the prosecution spent the day lashing out at the findings of an independent panel of forensic scientists who called the dna evidence used to convict knox unreliable. the judge read a letter from the head of italy's police forensic team, defending the professionalism of his officers. the findings of the independent forensic scientists is a major embarrassment to the italian crime scene investigators on this case. they are accused of more than 50 breaches of
in scotland with all the pomp, circumstance and ceremony as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. as britain celebrates another royal newly wed couple. today sunday, july 31, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. we're just 48 hours from the point where the nation is unable to pay all of its bills and risk default but this morning some signs of progress. >> we have details of a possible detail coming out last night when harry reid said the two senates were trying to nail down loose ends and complete an agreement. >> we should stress, there is no deal quite yet. the situation is still quite fragile, but both sides are hoping to end this bittal debt limit showdown before the august 2nd deadline on tuesday. >> the senate delayed its critical vote until 1:00 p.m. today amid growing indications that this compromise could be in the works that would avert a federal default tuesday. we have the story covered from capitol hill to the white house. we begin this morning with nbc's
or hong kong or germany or britain or indeed canada, and believe when this historical episode is written, michael, they will lay the blame squarely on the part of the republicans and personally on john banenoehner particularly. we've known for ten years of the public, trade deficit. we looking at a bipartisan approach on that. you've had various commissions in that regard. what republicans decide to do, up the ante, accelerate things and have the fight now. what in effect did they do? use the debt ceiling. that means they're saying to the rest of the world, you know thathat $14 trillion? we may not pay the principle and hold the rest of the world ransom subpoena what did they get in return noor? remember here from s&p, $4 trillion of spending consults or revenue to bend the kurn down. when obama was talking to boehner a few weeks ago, we getting near that. now we don't have anywhere near a $4 trillion move at all. because bavor couldn't sell the revenue increases to the party. last we're holding the world to ransom. one more thing, michael. in that process, the politics are now poisoned.
orthodox community. several of his extended family members live in france and britain. he's a chemistry major who wants to study medicine, and he's planning to do so abroad. >> i would like to stay here, but i see that the peace -- the peace process that they are moving in will not achieve itself within the coming few years or within the coming 200 years. so why to suffer and struggle? living under the occupation is not a normal life. it's a stressed life and we have to get out of this. >> reporter: bethlehem university was founded in 1973, and today about 30% of the students are christians, 70% muslim. university administrators are aware of the challenge they face. >> the difficulty with education is once you've educated someone they become mobile, and so they have opportunities elsewhere. our goal is to try and encourage people to stay in the holy land. that's why we're here to start with. >> reporter: leaders of the holy land's historic churches have been trying to encourage their flock to stay. for example, while the anglican church provides social services for all people, it's also
, particularly in great britain and elsewhere. >> it's a huge issue in europe. muslim immigration is a huge issue in europe. in france and it's been that way -- when i was a student in france, it was a huge issue back then. it's a huge issue in germany with the turks. they have three million turks who are living in isolated communities. it's one of reasons germany would never accept turkey into the european union. so it's a very critical issue to european politics. >> it's a seminole moment for the right wing party in europe because they've been exploiting fears about immigration and fears of their culling tour being submerged by all of the immigrants. and now they really are rushing to distance themselves from this fellow, and i think people are doing -- same kind of self- examine we did after the shooting of gabby giffords, is the kind of inflammatory rhetoric is that appropriate in politics? >> why would -- >> there's been an explosion of these right wing, populous parties, gotten contact with a true fins who just had a tremendous victory. the new party is just come up in sweden. but it's all
station 50,000 soldiers in germany and 9,000 in britain troops all over the world. let those countries pay for their own defense. we would still spend more than twice what china spends or the next largest military. so, we are now $235 billion in surplus. hoorah. and i left out some of the details tonight. our full cuts are available for you you to check out at john stossel .com. now, some of these cuts might seem painful but what really is pain in this case in the mid 1990s canada made sim allbeit cuts and prospered. they now have less unmany ployment and a stronger dollar than we do. pain brings gain for people. and actually, america does not even need to cut to the point of surplus if we just reduce the deficit and slow the growth of government to maybe 1% a year we can grow our way out of this mess. but we have to cut now or we will end up like greece. so let's cut now instead of increasing debt ceiling so we can borrow more. that is my solution to the budget mess. thank you you for watching. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. service was very moving, wasn't it? yes, it was.
.shrx protecting us and our borders. we station 50,000 soldiers in germany and 9,000 in britain troops all over the world. let those countries pay for their own defense. we would still spend more than twice what china spends or the next largest military. so, we are now $235 billion in surplus. hoorah. and i left out some of the details tonight. our full cuts are available for you you to check out at john stossel .com. now, some of these cuts might seem painful but what really is pain in this case in the mid 1990s canada made sim allbeit cuts and prospered. they now have less unmany ployment and a stronger dollar than we do. pain brings gain for people. and actually, america does not even need to cut to the point of surplus if we just reduce the deficit and slow the growth of government to maybe 1% a year we can grow our way out of this mess. but we have to cut now or we will end up like greece. so let's cut now instead of increasing debt ceiling so we can borrow more. that is my solution to the budget mess. thank you you for watching. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. service was ve
with terminal prostate cancer. he was supposed to live only a few months. as britain's foreign secretary notes, that medical advice was, quote, pretty worthless. in a press conference, hague added -- jill i think the appearance of al-megrahi on television screens is a further reminder that a great mistake was made. >> yeah, that's true. it is enough to make a depressed kitten in a bucket even more depressed. >> shouldn't the west go in there and take him out? >> he got two ugly birds in one stone. basically he is out there because they assumed that we gave up on it, right? >> well, yeah. i mean, first of all i think the clip that shows why william hague was never the prime minister of england. but there was a lot of talk when ma grough he was released. there were some scenes related to oil. there was always that byzantine concept. it was the scottish parliament that made a complete mockery of what ma grough he had been involved in. yes, they claimed and they used this crap medical evaluation of mcgraw he saying he would die they moment. would that have been the case, they would release him. of
team that took the world cup for britain in 2003. she is expected to compete as a rider in the 2012 olympics. a career she probably could not have had if she'd taken a royal title with all the duties that go along with it. so while her cousin gets married in westminster, she's in a quaint stottish church. while $2 billion worldwide tuned into the other royal wedding. today's ceremony was for 400 close friends and family. while william and kate had a formal engagement photo in buckingham palace, they wore jeans. but there was one similarity. remember that hat? print sis beatrice today wore this. no word yet if it has its own facebook page. >>> this week there are free whooping cough vaccinations for middle and high school students. a new california law requires students entering seventh through twelfth grade to get that vaccination before school begins. there will be six free clinics for families in the month of august. of the first is nine to noon in watsonville. this morning thousands of runners will hit the streets of, of course, the san francisco marathon. the first wave takes of
. >> and they are both world-class athletes. he was a key member of the rugby team that took the world cup for britain in 2003. she is expected to compete as a rider in the 2012 olympics. a career she probably could not have had if she'd taken a royal title with all the duties that go along with it. so while her cousin gets married in westminster, she's in a quaint scottish church. while 2 billion worldwide tuned into the other royal wedding. today's ceremony was for 400 close friends and family. while william and kate had a formal engagement photo in buckingham palace, they wore jeans. but there was one similarity. remember that hat? princess beatrice today wore this. no word yet if it has its own facebook page. abc news, london. >>> this week there are free whooping cough vaccinations for middle and high school students. a new california law requires students entering seventh through twelfth grade to get that vaccination before school begins. there will be six free clinics for families in the month of august. the first is nine to noon in watsonville. >> as we've been telling you this morning, thousa
, would be to look at country that is have been doing that already. britain is a terrific example. the government there has been cutting spending very, very sharply, and the result in the short term has been extreme contraction of the economy. >> but if you buy the paul krugman analysis, do you also agree with his point that this whole mess -- i can't think of a better word -- this whole mess has been portrayed as a bunch of immature, squabbling narrow minded politicians who can't get in the room and agree when the alternative analysis and certainly one krugman embraces, is it's the republicans and particularly the tea party faction that has been intransigent, has said no to trillions in spending cuts and the democrats and obama have moved quite a ways towards the gop position? >> i think that conclusion, that actually the terms of the debate have shifted far to the right is objectively the case. what's interesting to me, and we already saw it on the front page of "the new york times" today and this was alluded to in your panel, people are now saying, okay, in the post mortem phas
britain's newest royal newlyweds. william's cousin zara phillips married rugby star mike tindall in scotland yesterday. it was a royal wedding with a queen and rest of the family in attendance. it was a decidedly low-key affair compared to william and kate's wedding. here's abc's lama hasan. >> reporter: bride looked radiant in her ivory dress in a glistening tiara borrowed from her mother, princess anne. the groom looked dapper, in a pin-stripe suit. far from their casual attire. on their wedding day, they were beaming, calm and collected. by the way, he was five minutes early. the queen's oldest granddaughter, zara, was five minutes late. but who's counting. she and hubby mike, a rugby sports star, sealed their marriage with a kiss and wowed the crowd. okay, it wasn't quite like that other kiss on that balcony, that's because these newlyweds don't like the spotlight. their wedding was so private that buckingham palace only released a few details. but the 1,500 well-wishers lining the streets, some camped overnight, were not disappointed. they got to cheer all of the members of
was in the spotlight. live from scotland from britain's other royal wedding. >>> and what seems to be bringing more of the giant predators to the shores of new england and an up close look at the jaws of one of nature's most fearsome killing machines in action. those stories and much more when jana and i see you a bit later. aaron? >> looking forward to that. thanks, lester. 7:46. 79 degrees. chuck, where are we going? >> up, up, up. back into the 90s for what will be our 14th day in a row. 90 degrees or higher. how long can >>> so if you ever find yourself to get the little degree symbol on your computer, chuck discovered how to get this happen. >> i didn't discover it. i know i take credit for a lot of things. we have to use the degrees symbol a lot in the weather office. 0176 and it will put the degrees symbol. a lot of short cuts and crazy units and things to put on the end of a number. >> if i can just get the accent mark over the "e" i'll be happy. >> see, i don't know how to do that. >> facebook, tweet us, something. >> my sister has an accent at the end of her name. jeannie. i call her jean
the highlights from britain's other royal wedding. >> great white, great fear. we'll see what seems to be bringing more of the giant predators to new england's coast and give you an update on one of nature's most fierce killing machines in action. that's later when we see you on "today." >> time for "sunday brunch." we have a chef from petitt louie bistro. before you get started, tell us about the restaurant. what are you guys all about? >> we are a classic french bistro located in roland park. this is one of the items will be offering for dinner. we do a three-course lunch menu all the time for $20 which we will be offering for restaurant week. >> restaurant week is when? >> august 5 through august 14. >> you will be taking part in something coming out of the mayor's office called journey home where a part of what you spend during restaurant week goes to that charity, right? >> yes. >> so not only will you have fantastic food, but you will help out a charity that helps prevent homelessness in baltimore. >> exactly. >> all right. let's fire it up. >> we start by adding oil to our sa
know in great britain, 30% of their assets are held by insurance companies, not by financial institutions. 15% in the united states, so both looking within the united states and looking internationally, your views are going to be very important, and i hope we move quickly to confirm you and get you there. thank you for your service. thank you. >> senator? >> thank you all for being here today and being willing to serve the way you have offered yourselves, and i think your families for being here. you certainly will not receive very tough questions with all of these family members in the audience, so we are glad to see them. i will start with you, mr. vice chairman, soon-to-be chairman. paul when dodd-frank was being debated and discussed, the previous chairman did an outstanding job of convincing a majority of members of the senate and house to turn you into a super entity with abilities. as we were leading up to that, many of the rating agencies began saying because they really thought that too big to fail was going to end, they were thinking about a downgrading these instit
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